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Greater London Authority Act 1999

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Acquisition, disposal and development of land

15(1)Transport for London may develop its land in such manner as it thinks fit.

(2)Transport for London may in particular—

(a)develop for use by other persons land belonging to Transport for London which is not required for the purposes of the discharge by Transport for London of any of its functions, and

(b)where the use of Transport for London’s land for the purposes of the discharge by Transport for London of any of its functions can be combined with its use by other persons, develop the land by constructing or adapting buildings on it for use wholly or partly by other persons,

with a view to the disposal of any right or interest in the land or (as the case may be) the buildings or any part of the buildings after the development is carried out.

(3)Where Transport for London proposes under this paragraph to develop any land for use otherwise than for the purposes of discharging any of its functions it may acquire by agreement other land in the vicinity for the purpose of developing it together with that land.

16Transport for London may grant an interest to any person in any land which it uses for the purposes of discharging any of its functions.

17Subject to paragraph 20 below, where Transport for London has an interest in land which is used otherwise than for the purposes of discharging any of its functions, it may acquire by agreement additional interests in that land in order better to exploit the interest which it already has in that land.

18(1)Subject to paragraph 20 below, Transport for London may acquire land for the purposes of discharging any of its functions (including the rehousing of the occupiers of dwellings acquired or to be acquired by Transport for London).

(2)The power of Transport for London to acquire land under sub-paragraph (1) above includes a power to purchase land which Transport for London has no immediate plans to use or develop.

(3)Transport for London may acquire land by agreement for the purposes of any agreement entered into by it under section 156(2) or (3) of this Act or of any transport subsidiary’s agreement.

(4)Where Transport for London proposes to dispose of any of its land it may acquire by agreement land in the vicinity for the purpose of disposing of it together with the other land.

19(1)Subject to the following provisions of this paragraph and paragraph 20 below, the Secretary of State may authorise Transport for London to purchase compulsorily any land which is required by Transport for London or a subsidiary of Transport for London for the purposes of the discharge of any function.

(2)The [1981 c. 67.] Acquisition of Land Act 1981 shall apply to any compulsory purchase by virtue of sub-paragraph (1) above.

(3)Transport for London shall not by virtue of sub-paragraph (1) above submit to the Secretary of State a compulsory purchase order authorising the acquisition of any land in accordance with section 2(2) of the Acquisition of Land Act 1981 unless the Mayor has given his consent.

(4)Activities carried on by Transport for London by virtue of paragraph 9 above shall not be treated for the purposes of sub-paragraph (1) above as the discharge by Transport for London of any of its functions.

(5)This paragraph does not authorise Transport for London to purchase compulsorily land which it has power to acquire by agreement under paragraph 15(3) or 18(3) or (4) above.

(6)Subject to sub-paragraph (7) below, the power of purchasing land compulsorily in this paragraph includes power to acquire an easement or other right over land by the creation of a new right.

(7)Sub-paragraph (6) above does not apply to an easement or other right over land which forms part of a common, open space or fuel or field garden allotment within the meaning of section 19 of the [1981 c. 67.] Acquisition of Land Act 1981.

20Except as provided by paragraph 15(3), 17 or 18(3) or (4) above, Transport for London does not have power to acquire land (or any interest in land) for purposes which are not related to any of the activities, other than the development of land, of Transport for London or any subsidiary of Transport for London.

21Where any activities for which provision is made by an agreement under section 156(2) or (3) of this Act or under a transport subsidiary’s agreement cease to be carried on by the other party (whether by reason of the expiry or termination of the agreement or otherwise), Transport for London may—

(a)acquire by agreement any land or other property used for the purpose of carrying on those activities; and

(b)in the case of an agreement under section 156(3) of this Act or of a transport subsidiary’s agreement falling within section 169(3) above, itself carry on those activities notwithstanding that it would not otherwise have power to do so.

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